6 Signs You Need To Replace Your Industrial Mixer

Facilities that deal with viscous fluid, slurries, and wet and dry mixtures of materials can’t run without industrial mixers. For instance, if you are a player in the cosmetic industry, you need a good multi-shaft mixer to blend ingredients you use to make creams, toothpaste, and other products. 

Unfortunately, industrial mixers don’t last forever. At some point, you’ll need to replace your machine. Below are six signs that tell you when it’s time to get rid of your erratic, inefficient mixer and replace it with a new one. 

  1. Your Mixer Breaks Down Constantly

Like other machines, your industrial mixer is susceptible to wear and tear and occasional breakdowns. For instance, constant use and friction can wear down the rotors, cause excessive grinding, and eventually lead to breakdowns. 

Although it’s not uncommon for an industrial mixer to break down at some point, if your machine does it frequently, consider a replacement. Constant repairs can cost your organization a fortune, especially when they involve expensive components like stators. 

  1. Your Mixer Won’t Start

Several issues can undermine your mixer’s ability to start. The first is a lack of electrical power, which can be caused by broken power cords, faulty electrical connections, or a tripped circuit breaker. Before you do anything else, ensure your machine is connected to a power source and receives the electricity it needs. 

If you’ve ruled out a lack of electrical power, your mixer may have an internal issue. For instance, components like the stator or rotor may be faulty. Get a new mixer if the problem is extensive enough to make repairs impossible. 

  1. 3. Your Mixer Produces Excessive Noise

Excessive noise in the workplace can damage workers’ hearing and create psychological and physical stress. That is why you should try to avoid noisy machines whenever possible. 

Several culprits can cause your industrial mixer to produce excessive noise. These include easy-to-fix issues like insufficient lubrication and loose foundation bolts. Also, a machine that has outlived its serviceable life will likely have damaged components that operate noisily. 

Your mixer needs replacement if it is noisy and beyond its expiry date.   

  1. Your Mixer Performs Sub-Optimally

Industrial mixers are man-made machines. As such, they age, wear, and degrade over time. That affects their output and makes them less reliable and more likely to fail. So, expect your machine to perform less optimally with time and use. 

With the above in mind, if your mixer’s performance has deteriorated to a point where it hurts overall output and your business’s bottom line, replace it as soon as possible. 

  1. Your Mixer Can’t Handle Certain Tasks

Your company will likely grow and expand its customer base with time. When that happens, you will need to manufacture more products. Subsequently, your mixer will have to handle larger material batches or need to work faster. 

An industrial mixer’s output depends on its power and features. If your facility’s needs escalate today, your old machine’s capabilities may prove inadequate, a problem you can solve through an upgrade. The same applies when you shift to more complicated processes. 

  1. Your Mixer Overheats Frequently

Does your mixer overheat too often? That can happen when you overuse it or let it run too long. Fortunately, two solutions can help you alleviate this issue: improved heat dissipation and decreased heat load. Or, you can get an extra mixer to reduce the workload you assign to one machine. 

Additionally, each industrial mixer has specific materials it can stir. For instance, a double planetary mixer can handle the ingredients used to make battery pastes or rubber cement. If your machine mixes materials beyond its capacity, it may overheat and break down. To prevent this, upgrade to a mixer that can work with the ingredients you need to use. 

Does your industrial mixer operate erratically? Maybe it doesn’t perform optimally anymore or has completely broken down. Either way, Jaygo Incorporated is here for you. Take a look at the industrial products we offer and find your new mixer today.